The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Middleware Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Middleware Engineer
Rank 636 623 598
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Middleware Engineer 25 39 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.067% 0.047%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.048% 0.070% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 18 21
Median daily rate £360 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.29% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £375 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £489 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
-18.12% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51653 55417 52511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.81% 94.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 33657 35244 31733
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1646 2081 2055
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.33 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.90% +3.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.02 £38.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

Middleware Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Middleware Engineer in the job title.

Middleware Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Middleware Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Middleware Engineer within the UK.

Middleware Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Middleware Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Middleware Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 August 2016.

Middleware Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Middleware Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Middleware Engineer within the UK.

Middleware Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Middleware Engineer
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 August 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -2 25 £360 -15.29% 4
North East - 11 £293 -
Tyne and Wear - 11 £293 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 11 £293 -
South East +18 10 £370 -17.77%
West Sussex - 8 £365 -
London -2 3 £550 +12.82% 2
Crawley - 3 £370 -
Buckinghamshire +13 2 £406 -9.72%
City of London +31 1 - - 1
North West +16 1 - - 1
Manchester - 1 - - 1

Middleware Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, Middleware Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Middleware Engineer in the job title.

1 50 (100.00%) Middleware
2 31 (62.00%) Unix
3 25 (50.00%) ITIL
3 25 (50.00%) Oracle
4 24 (48.00%) Solaris
5 23 (46.00%) Windows
6 22 (44.00%) AIX
6 22 (44.00%) WebLogic
7 21 (42.00%) Linux
7 21 (42.00%) Microsoft
8 20 (40.00%) Windows Server
9 16 (32.00%) Change Management
10 15 (30.00%) Service Delivery
10 15 (30.00%) Perl
11 14 (28.00%) Apache
12 13 (26.00%) J2EE
12 13 (26.00%) C
12 13 (26.00%) C++
12 13 (26.00%) IBM
12 13 (26.00%) WebSphere
13 12 (24.00%) Problem Management
13 12 (24.00%) Release Management
13 12 (24.00%) Security Cleared
13 12 (24.00%) BPSS Clearance
14 11 (22.00%) Root Cause Analysis
14 11 (22.00%) QMS
14 11 (22.00%) WebSphere Application Server
15 10 (20.00%) Java
15 10 (20.00%) SC Cleared
15 10 (20.00%) Incident Management

Middleware Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 22 (44.00%) WebLogic
2 14 (28.00%) Apache
3 13 (26.00%) WebSphere
4 11 (22.00%) WebSphere Application Server
5 9 (18.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 9 (18.00%) Tomcat
6 8 (16.00%) MQSeries
6 8 (16.00%) Tuxedo
7 7 (14.00%) JBoss
7 7 (14.00%) Oracle Application Server
8 5 (10.00%) AquaLogic
9 2 (4.00%) CICS
9 2 (4.00%) IIS
9 2 (4.00%) WebLogic Portal
10 1 (2.00%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (2.00%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (10.00%) OpenText MBPM
2 1 (2.00%) Documaker
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.00%) SSL
2 5 (10.00%) DNS
3 3 (6.00%) HTTP
4 2 (4.00%) Firewall
4 2 (4.00%) Internet
4 2 (4.00%) LDAP
4 2 (4.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.00%) Oracle Database
1 4 (8.00%) RDBMS
1 4 (8.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.00%) Infinispan
2 1 (2.00%) MySQL
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Build Forge
1 2 (4.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.00%) JIRA
2 1 (2.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.00%) Flyway
2 1 (2.00%) Gradle
2 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.00%) JUnit
2 1 (2.00%) Maven
2 1 (2.00%) Subversion
2 1 (2.00%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 1 (2.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (100.00%) Middleware
2 13 (26.00%) J2EE
3 8 (16.00%) IBM Integration Bus
3 8 (16.00%) WebCenter
4 3 (6.00%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (4.00%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (4.00%) JSON
5 2 (4.00%) RESTful
5 2 (4.00%) XML
6 1 (2.00%) Apache Camel
6 1 (2.00%) Apache CXF
6 1 (2.00%) JMS
6 1 (2.00%) JMX
6 1 (2.00%) OpenGL
6 1 (2.00%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (2.00%) Regular Expression
6 1 (2.00%) Swagger
6 1 (2.00%) Web Services
6 1 (2.00%) WireMock
6 1 (2.00%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.00%) Computer Science
1 6 (12.00%) STB
2 3 (6.00%) DataPower
3 2 (4.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (4.00%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.00%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.00%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.00%) Digital TV
4 1 (2.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 31 (62.00%) Unix
2 24 (48.00%) Solaris
3 23 (46.00%) Windows
4 22 (44.00%) AIX
5 21 (42.00%) Linux
6 20 (40.00%) Windows Server
7 8 (16.00%) OS/390
8 3 (6.00%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (4.00%) SUSE
9 2 (4.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (2.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (50.00%) ITIL
2 16 (32.00%) Change Management
3 15 (30.00%) Service Delivery
4 12 (24.00%) Problem Management
4 12 (24.00%) Release Management
5 11 (22.00%) QMS
5 11 (22.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 10 (20.00%) Incident Management
7 9 (18.00%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (16.00%) High Availability
9 7 (14.00%) Quality Management
9 7 (14.00%) SOA
10 6 (12.00%) Configuration Management
10 6 (12.00%) Multithreading
10 6 (12.00%) Service Management
11 5 (10.00%) Scrum
11 5 (10.00%) Security Management
11 5 (10.00%) TDD
12 4 (8.00%) E-Commerce
13 3 (6.00%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 15 (30.00%) Perl
2 13 (26.00%) C
2 13 (26.00%) C++
3 10 (20.00%) Java
4 9 (18.00%) JavaScript
5 5 (10.00%) Embedded C
5 5 (10.00%) Embedded C++
6 2 (4.00%) Bash Shell
6 2 (4.00%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.00%) Python
7 1 (2.00%) Scala
7 1 (2.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (24.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 12 (24.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 8 (16.00%) SLA
3 7 (14.00%) ISO 9001
4 1 (2.00%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (4.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.00%) Docker
2 1 (2.00%) LXC
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) BladeLogic
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 25 (50.00%) Oracle
2 21 (42.00%) Microsoft
3 13 (26.00%) IBM
4 10 (20.00%) ServiceNow
5 9 (18.00%) HP
6 6 (12.00%) CA
7 5 (10.00%) Axway
7 5 (10.00%) Fujitsu
7 5 (10.00%) Sun
8 4 (8.00%) F5
8 4 (8.00%) FatWire
9 2 (4.00%) Red Hat
9 2 (4.00%) Software AG
9 2 (4.00%) webMethods
10 1 (2.00%) SAP
10 1 (2.00%) Talend
10 1 (2.00%) WorldPay
10 1 (2.00%) WSO2